By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.
Stakeholders in the Non Formal Education sub sector have been urged to support government at all levels towards reducing the rate of illiteracy among adults.
The Assistant Director Mass Education National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education NMEC Hajiya Maimuna Ibrahim made the call shortly after supervising a special assessment examination for selected Post Literacy learners in Bauchi.
Maimuna Ibrahim said the examination which took place simultaneously in twenty states with seventy five selected learners each, was aimed at sampling the rate of understanding of the learners, hence the need for stakeholders to give maximum support in that direction.
While appreciating the state government for its effort towards uplifting the non formal education sub sector, the NMEC representative restated the Commission’s resolve to support the state in areas of need.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary Bauchi State Agency for Mass Education BASAME Malam Nasiru Hammah represented by the Director Mass Education Malam Zuhairu Usman said three learning centres were selected within Bauchi metropolis for easy access and sampling.
Malam Nasiru Hammah who said the exercise was to assess the proficiency of the learners, listed the subjects scheduled for the examination across all the centres to include Integrated Science, Health Education, Mathematics, Social Studies and English language.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria, some of the learners Halima Kabir and Asiya Bello who described education as the bedrock for personal and societal development, expressed the hope that efforts would yield positive result in their lives.
The NMEC Special Assessment examination was conducted at Bakin Kura Women Centre, Fadaman Mada Post Literacy learning Centre and Fadar Bayak Learning Centre.